Thursday, December 7, 2017

Guilty Giving and How to Love It

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

“Like the moon, in its radiant beauty, be a Light Reflector. Remain open and willing to serve. That's why you're here." Guru Da

Warning! This article may be harmful to your ego!

You hear it everywhere, read it everywhere, discuss it now and then. You must give to receive. After a while, hearing that can become annoying, even irritating. “I know, already!”

They try to get your money, your time, your efforts, your talents. They send you tons of bulk mail every year. A gazillion spam-y emails. They push telethons in front of you, right when your favorite sitcom is supposed to be on. They call you on the phone. They threaten you at church (Well, at some churches. Not mine). Give, give, give. Ad infinitum.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy Bursts Forth Like the Blooms!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Joy bursts forth like the blooming flower when you live in gratitude!

"Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought." John Quincy Adams

Thursday, November 30, 2017

This is the Only Moment

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Just look! The reasons for gratitude are everywhere!

"It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up." Eckhart Tolle

Monday, November 27, 2017

Miracle in the Moment

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

The miracle is in the ordinary moment! 

"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." Brene Brown 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." Melody Beattie

Let the attitude of gratitude be your guiding principle now, and throughout the year.

Many good blessings to you and yours this Holiday Season!

Monday, November 20, 2017

How to Achieve the Good Life the Easy Way

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Beauty is everywhere, including within your own heart.

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." Henry Van Dyke

Gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness, kindness. These words lead to the Good Life. 

So, you want the Good Life? The really, really Good Life? This is the day. Begin now. Don't argue; don't look back. Be it, share it, love it. 

Have it!

Blessings and continued abundance to you all!

Highly recommended: 

Thank and Grow Rich - Pam Grout - Available at

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Simply Abundant!

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

From flower to fortune, you are abundantly blessed!

"Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you're connected to Spirit, or 'inspired,' if you will. When you're inspired, you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life." 
Wayne Dyer

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little. 
Ben Sweetland

Ofttimes we confuse abundance with lots of money, lots of things, or lots of celebrity. In fact, abundance takes many forms. Each of us must decide for ourselves what that form will be.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Mystery Called Grace

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

"The Mystery called Grace appears everywhere, even in a tree. See the Grace everywhere."

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." 
Anne Lamott

Grace means 'unmerited favor.' You and I have emerged into this world from stardust. It didn't have to be us...but it was. 

Can we be grateful? Yeah, I think so.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Love is an Inside Job

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Love is an inside job. 

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." 
Bradley Whitford

Monday, November 6, 2017

Gratitude and the Gift of Mourning: Tragedy in a Small Texas Town

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

The Rainbow of Hope. It reminds us to remain strong in the face of tragedy, of darkness.

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." William Arthur Ward

Saying 'Thank you' is a common courtesy, a nice gesture. We do it all the time, right? Even when it's appropriate to say 'You're welcome,' many people say Thank You at that point as well. Two words, thrown about, well meant, but rather bland for the most part.